Imam Sadiq: "In fact unity and justice are the foundations of religion. The amount of religiousknowledge is extensive, and every sane person must acquire it. Therefore remember what willmake it easier for you to attain this knowledge, and prepares you to retain it."
Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: "Everything is humble to a believer even the pests and the beasts of prey on the Earth, and the birds in the sky."CritiqueAre the bacteria and virus included? Does this mean that a true believer can be put in a cagewith a lion and the lion would obey the believer? If the lion is hungry I am sure no delusion inreligion of the person would stop him from eating the man. By the same token is the circusring master who tames a lion a believer? Let’s be a little simple. Chickens are very hard tocatch. I will accept this tradition as correct if a “believer” can catch a chicken without anydifficulty and consistently then I can consider this tradition authentic or else this tradition hassuicidal side effects.
Imam Sadiq (a.s) said on the authority of God's Prophet (a.s):"Whoever wants to know hisstatus near God should ponder over how close God is to him."CritiqueIn the Quran God says that “And We had (E) created the human/mankind, and we know whathis self inspires and talks with it, and We are nearer/closer to him than the jugular vein” [TheHoly Quran : Qaf (The Letter Qaf) 50:16]. Does this mean all of us are near God whether weare believers or non-believers? Does this include the time when humans would be in hellwould God be near us then? If yes that means God is in hell. If no that means God iseverywhere but hell or maybe even in less space.
Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: "Faith is superior to submission (to God), and certitude is superior tofaith. Nothing is more superior than certitude."Critique This is the basic formula on how to brain wash your followers of logical thinking and criticalthinking. 1 – make them submit to a illogical proposition, 2 – then make them have faith onthe illogical proposition, 3 – and finally make the illogical proposition into a belief withoutdoubt i.e. certainty.
Yunus ibn-i-Abdul Rahman said that when he asked Imam Reza (a.s) about faith andsubmission to God, Imam Reza (a.s) replied: "Religion is only submission (Islam). Faith is alevel higher than submission. Piety is a level higher than faith, and certitude is a level higherthan piety. Nothing is divided amongst the children of Adam (a.s) better than certitude." Thenhe said that he asked the Imam (a.s): "What are the signs of certitude?" The Imam (a.s)replied: "Reliance on God, submitting to Him, being content with divine destiny, andentrusting one's affairs to God." Then he asked the Imam (a.s): "What does all this mean?" Then Imam Reza (a.s) replied: "This is what Imam Baqir (a.s) said."Critique